Alcohol: A dangerous love affair?
While coping with the lockdown might have you reaching for the wine – or something stronger – George Seber would caution against that.
He’s an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Auckland University and has crunched the numbers on the harm caused by the $4b New Zealanders spend on alcohol each year.
His book, co-authored with his friend Dr Graeme Woodfield, is called ‘Alcohol: A Dangerous Love Affair’ and looks at how even moderate amounts can still have adverse health effects.
AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON USERS, THE COMMUNITY, THE NATION OF NEW ZEALAND, AND GLOBALLY
Alcohol: a dangerous love affair is written for anyone interested in alcohol, as even moderate drinkers are at health risk.
The data available is enormous, but we are left with the impression that our political peers have conveniently ignored this elephant in the room.
This compendium of verified data on alcohol examines nearly every aspect of its involvement in our lives, our community, our country, and globally.
We can learn from how other countries endeavour to legislate for alcohol control. Suggested legislation is put forward by the New Zealand Medical Association.